Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 303, Issue 1, pp 171–186 | Cite as

Spatiotemporal modeling and simulation of chernobyl radioactive fallout in northern Turkey

  • Seçil Niksarlıoğlu
  • Fatih KülahcıEmail author
  • Zekâi Şen


In this study, the Chernobyl radioactive fallouts are described through the spatio-temporal point cumulative semivariogram (STPCSV) method, which is used to identify spatial and temporal regionalized changes in 134Cs and 137Cs concentrations. The application of the methodology is presented for the Black Sea Region, which is the most affected area from the Chernobyl radioactive fallouts in Turkey. After detailed explanation of the methodology hourly simulation maps are prepared for 134Cs and 137Cs spreads over the area. Each one of these maps provides valuable information about the spatial variability of the concentrations concerned. The STPCSV helps to identify the exhibition of heterogenic structure of radioactive concentration in the study area.


Radioactive fallout Spatial analysis Spatiotemporal analysis Model 



This research is partially supported by the Fırat University under Project No. FÜBAP-1812. We would like to thank Turkish State Meteorological Service for the wind speed data. We would also like to thank Turkish Atomic Energy Authority for the radionuclide data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seçil Niksarlıoğlu
    • 1
  • Fatih Külahcı
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zekâi Şen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Physics Division, Physics Department, Science FacultyFırat UniversityElazıgTurkey
  2. 2.Hydraulics and Water Resources Department, Civil Engineering FacultyIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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